The Folklore has officially released a new jewelry collection from the Cape Town, South Africa-based brand LORNE. This latest drop features a variety of statement-making earrings made with gold plated brass that’s guaranteed to turn heads, even virtually.
It seems Founder Gillian Lawrence continued to let what she refers to as her “freedom to form” run wild. She doesn’t believe in following the mold of what jewelry is supposed to look like.
The designer and entrepreneur’s innovation can be found in the details of her rare designs, which she deems fleeting. Whether it's combining freshwater pearl studs with a shiny, dangling chain or presenting an unmatched pair, Lawrence isn’t afraid to break accessory boundaries.
While the ear emanates minimal movement, she recognizes that’s not always the case for everything else around it. These unusual shapes and unexpected motion is exactly where Lawrence draws inspiration.
Her unique observations are what allow her to challenge traditional jewelry silhouettes. After all, the earring is one of the oldest and most iconic forms of adornment, so her contemporary take is long overdue.
This season, try your hand at team LORNE's subtle rule-bending line and feel confident in stepping away from conventional styles. For advice on how to deviate from the norm, scan the bold, yet versatile items below that can all easily go from daily use to a special occasion. Your jewelry box has never come across anything like these pieces.
The more layers, the better.
Trust LORNE's new spin on a classic hoop earring. Lawrence let go of the hoops’ round shape and focused more on the natural curves. This is how she achieved the Medium Hoop and Detachable Chain earrings.
Given the detachable chain, it’s a dynamic two-in-one look that provides you with distinct hoops and dangling earrings made for a night out. In this case, more is more, and having options has never looked better.
Stand out in a stud.
Be better than your boring pair of studs. LORNE's Pearl and Chain Stud earrings may start with freshwater pearls, but it’s elevated with a shiny chain that can flatter any cheekbone or jawline. If you want an effortless everyday accessory, look no further.
It doesn't have to be a match.
Contrary to popular belief, earrings don’t have to match. LORNE's Wildflower earrings capture the sporadic movement of a flower. Despite the incongruity, the shiny pair is a perfect balance and complement one another. Let it inspire you to be daring in your other sartorial decisions.
Shop the Wild Flower earrings
Shape your look.
Who knew the art of origami would be perfect for earrings? LORNE has a way of staying ahead of the game with The Art of Folding earrings. This style boasts enticing lifelike creases that play with the idea of shape and form. This is statement-making at its finest. It’s different without being over the top and you certainly won’t find anything like it out there.
Words by Isis Briones